Benz3ne

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Join Date: 8th August 2019
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What to do after the shopping?
Posted in Your Photos
Stunning set. I also think the second is my choice.
Asahi Pentax LX 'Sticky Mirror Syndrome'
Posted in Troubleshooter
My apologies for the misunderstanding! :) Hopefully you find a suitable fix. That Chinon sounds like a great option for someone looking for a film camera.
Templetown
Posted in Your Photos
Stunning. Cracking work.
Asahi Pentax LX 'Sticky Mirror Syndrome'
Posted in Troubleshooter
Iíd say yes, but be judicious in your application. Use a cotton bud and remove most of the ďbudĒ, so thereís little cotton. When you apply the isopropanol (Iíd say itíd work better initially at removing gummy bits), Dan lightly on a paper towel before working lightly. Might leave a chalky/powdery residue after full cleaning so wipe down, again carefully, with naphtha and you should have a clean mirror again! :)
By popular demand.... Rio and the DFA* 85mm
Posted in Your Photos
Gravy bones galore! Heís earned it! Beautiful picture, lens looks a stunner.
FS: SMC Pentax-M 85mm F2
Posted in Classified Adverts
How about £139 plus P&P :shock: :oops: :shock:Reserved 8)Someone is in for a treat! I've taken mine out this month for the 'other forums' Single-in challenge and I'm loving it so much already, two days in. Wide-open. f/2.8. f/4.
New lens... DFA* 85mm 1.4
Posted in Your Photos
....To be fair to him, gravy bones don't taste half bad...:shock:...are times hard Ben :?: :wink:They're not the cheapest treat actually, but don't knock them until you try them! :wink: Times ARE hard, I can't stop spending on lenses! :lol:
New lens... DFA* 85mm 1.4
Posted in Your Photos
....and Rio says he can't wait to model for me.....especially as he has doubled his fees....two gravy bones...the cheek.To be fair to him, gravy bones don't taste half bad...:shock:
Film processing on a budget.
Posted in Pentax Film SLR Cameras
Plastic clothes pegs work fine as film drying clips. Really cheap as you can find them around the house if no one's looking! I used to use a short bit of old film leader as a leader extractor. Push into the film cartridge slot and turn the rewind knob backwards to guide the film leader out of the slot. You could use the end of the 'dummy' roll.Well fortunately SWMBO bought a box of pegs not too long ago and we ended up with too many! I'll nab a few, she will not notice, I'm sure! :D Take it you're not thinking of getting an enlarger too to print the negs?Sure, I mean I'm considering what's required - a scanner would be easiest, I have an SMC-A 50mm f/2.8 which I'm sure would be up to the job with an extension tube, but an enlarger would be the 'better' option from a photographing-negatives standpoint. Did anyone else do what I used to do? When you rewind the film on the camera back into the spool you could listen and feel the tension change when the leader pops off the spindle. Once it did open the back. Needed concentration of course as if you got it wrong - well it would be a disaster.I'm sure they did! I'm also sure I'll look to do that when I get around to taking my first load of photos and rewinding said film. :) Would certainly make things easier for loading a developing tank spool.
Film processing on a budget.
Posted in Pentax Film SLR Cameras
I'd agree fingers are fine, you may need clips & hooks to hang the film for drying (I have photo ones but anything suitable should work). You may also need a cartridge opener and or leader extractor (I prefer to leave the leader out and load the film back through the slot in the cartridge for 35mm). Funnels to pour the chemicals back into the bottle - not those from the kitchen... Oh, and the obligatory 'dummy' roll to practice your loading technique, time, patience and swearing.Agreed - clips would be handy, I'd have thought they're inexpensive enough anyway. Good idea about leaving the leader out and loading through there. Same for a cartridge opener! Oh my yes, I would hate to have any cross-contamination. As I work in the chemical industry I wouldn't forgive myself if I didn't adhere to GLP. ;)
Film processing on a budget.
Posted in Pentax Film SLR Cameras
I always preferred using my fingers as a squeegee. It might have been the shared darkroom equipment but I found it less likely to scratch the negs.Useful! Thank you Kris. :) I think I'll try and hunt down a decent, used, inexpensive Paterson tank and a changing bag soon then!
Film processing on a budget.
Posted in Pentax Film SLR Cameras
Probably a query you've all read before. Looking to get into film developing (either B&W or colour, change of chemicals and use of a thermometer (which I have already) are the only real differences). I already have access to/own graduated cylinders and 500mL or 1L screw-top glass bottles (which could be stored in a dark cupboard or covered in black electrical tape to reduce the light ingress to them). I'm thinking the below are the only things required: Dev tank w/spool. Film changing bag. Chemicals (incl. deionised water). Squeegee maybe? I think if that all goes well I'd probably look at a LED panel and photographing the resulting negatives, or a decent enough inexpensive scanner... Thoughts? If my list is as concise as I think it is, I might well be looking out for some prospective bargains on them!
Another pointless thread
Posted in General Photographic Chat
[quote:3496ace15f="Hardgravity"]...and as we come out of lockdown Bradford is in the news, a local lock down 'may' be imposed. We're going away for 2 nights to try the camping kit out, it's the first chance we've had and now this!:(Any chance of fast-forwarding your trip? Trying to get it in before the lockdown is imposed? I'm sure you'll be sensible in your approach so pre-empting the lockdown would be a nice little refresh before hunkering down again. Hope you do manage to get your trip in.But would they let him back in :shock: :roll::shock::roll:[/quote] How bad a thing would that be? :lol: Becoming a nomad sounds tempting right now.
Another pointless thread
Posted in General Photographic Chat
...and as we come out of lockdown Bradford is in the news, a local lock down 'may' be imposed. We're going away for 2 nights to try the camping kit out, it's the first chance we've had and now this!:(Any chance of fast-forwarding your trip? Trying to get it in before the lockdown is imposed? I'm sure you'll be sensible in your approach so pre-empting the lockdown would be a nice little refresh before hunkering down again. Hope you do manage to get your trip in.
First set from the D-FA* 85mm f1.4
Posted in Your Photos
Stunning set there my good man!
Fujica M42 v PentaxM42
Posted in Troubleshooter
Thanks Jonathan, I'll keep looking for the Pentax type AdaptallI might have a Tamron PK adapter knocking around somewhere. Pretty sure I got the lens (35-70mm) in a job lot but it's not too smart looking (looks as though it's got some fungus/coating loss/haze/similar) so I've never really used it.
M, A & FA 50mm lens prices?
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
I agree Jonathan. I'm amazed as to some body prices, not just the classic mechanical marvels but also many of the automatics (even some of the Vivitar/Cosina clones!). It wouldn't surprise me one bit in the current climate if classic Olympus body prices surge. The lens price increases are much more recent than the K-1 launch and mirrorless trend would suggest. If anything, as the mirrorless market matures, there should be much more 'cheaper' used native glass available - avoiding the need for clunky adapters and loss of functionality.I think the Olympus film bodies (and associated lenses) have surged already actually. My other half bought her OM10 when she was in uni around 7-10 years ago, with lenses, manual adapter, flash, filters, trigger cable etc. for around £30 (she can't remember exactly but thinks she wouldn't have spent more than that). I've recently seen the OM10 bodies go for comfortably double that, the 50mm f/1.8 lenses going for comfortably £30, if not more... the manual adapters around £10-20... Makes her pickup a bargain by today's standards. It does need a bit of a CLA however, but even then I think it'll be good value.
M, A & FA 50mm lens prices?
Posted in Lenses for Pentax Cameras
Film-era gear has risen rapidly in price, especially cameras, over the last year or two and many of the bargains are gone. I fear that should any of my less common film items break I won't be able to get replacements. This is due to the rise in popularity of film rather than the K-1 or mirrorless. The K-1 has been around for a few years, as have mirrorless cameras, and despite worries to the contrary, neither produced an increase in older gear prices. Many old cameras that would have been sold for less than twenty quid only a couple of years ago now sell for 150 or more.Agreed, the hipster revolution has inflated prices. Not that I'm a hipster, but I am diving into the world of film photography having missed it when it was commonplace (given I was only born in the early 90's). That said, I've picked up two ME Supers for not a huge amount of money, which should be arriving tomorrow. Considerably less per camera than the current 'retail' prices of the equivalent. I'm hoping they're both working well, as the seller stated they do. Having a Pentax 50mm f/1.7 come with one for not a huge amount on top of that, just so I can plumb one on each camera if I'm doing a film photo day with the family (as I missed that opportunity at the beginning of lockdown).
What's your latest acquisition?
Posted in General Photographic Chat
6 rolls of lightly outdated film. 4x FujiColor Superia C200 135/24 1x FujiColor C200 135/36 1x Tudor Colour ISO200 135/24. All expired around 2019 so should be good to go!Add to that 2x Jessops Pan 100, 135/36. Exp 2008 so will be interesting to see what the results are.
What's your latest acquisition?
Posted in General Photographic Chat
6 rolls of lightly outdated film. 4x FujiColor Superia C200 135/24 1x FujiColor C200 135/36 1x Tudor Colour ISO200 135/24. All expired around 2019 so should be good to go!
What's your latest acquisition?
Posted in General Photographic Chat
Beautiful camera. Canít wait to see what it produces! My next door neighbour has a beautiful selection of old cameras, Iíll need to have another peek at them as Iím sure I saw a few hasselblads in there last time!
Olympus
Posted in General Digital Photography chat
That is a shame. They produce nice looking gear and clearly have a fan base. I wonder if itíll postpone anyone elseís decision to throw in the towel.
Adaptors
Posted in Pentax Ricoh Digital Cameras
There's a mint K-S1 on eBay for £205, 1800 shutter activations.One decent looking one on Facebook for £135 in Shrewsbury.
55-300mm PLM/ 18-135mm WR/ K3ii and grip
Posted in Leads to Deals
PLM on LCE Group for £230. 18-135 for £150. K3ii and Grip for £480. For sub-£800 a good kit to be had.
7 Day Shop - 35mm & 120 film
Posted in Leads to Deals
£1 for 10 rolls of 36-exposure film:shock::shock::shock:My reaction too! :shock::shock::shock: